Folk and Traditional Arts Festival

June 25, 26
Noon to 4 p.m.

This summer, join Creative Discovery Museum as we take a cultural journey around the world - no passport required! Our annual Folk and Traditional Arts Festival allows children and their families to experience a diverse array of art and music presented by local and regional talent. This two-day festival is a wonderful opportunity to introduce children to different cultures and to appreciate how art bring us all together.
 Performers and artists include*:

Saturday, June 25

  • 12 p.m.: Filipino-American Association of Greater Chattanooga Folk Dancers
  • 1 p.m.: CLILA's children folk dances/Mexican folk dances
  • 1:30 p.m.: Chattanooga Chinese Association folk dance group
  • 2 p.m.: Chattanooga Indian Association dance group
  • 2:30 p.m. Christine Palisoc, Korean Musician
  • 3 p.m.: Burundi folk dance group
  • 3:30 p.m.: Peruvian folk dance
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Lee Adler, Chair Caning and Rush work
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Eric Smith, metalsmithing (on plaza)
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Susan Darling, felting (in atrium)
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Lolly Durant, ceramics (in atrium)
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Chattanooga Modular Modelers, model trains
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Steve Pearon, chainsaw carving (on plaza)

Sunday, June 26:

  • 1 p.m.: CLILA's Children Folk Dances/Mexican folk dances
  • 2 p.m.: Chattanooga Indian Association Dance Group
  • 2:30 p.m.: Chattanooguys Barbarshop Quartet
  • 3 p.m.: Burundi Folk Dance Group
  • 3:30 p.m.: Peruvian folk dance
  • 4 p.m.: Caribbean steel pan group
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Eric Smith, metalsmithing (on Plaza)
  • 12 - 4 p.m. Lee Adler, Chair Caning and Rush Work
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Susan Darling, felting (in Atrium)
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Lolly Durant, ceramics (in Atrium)
  • 12 - 4 p.m.: Chattanooga Modular Modelers, model trains
  • 1 - 4 p.m.: Steve Pearon, chainsaw carving (on Plaza)
"This festival will celebrate a sample of the different cultural art forms practiced in our city and surrounding areas," said Liza Blair, Arts Manager.
Funding for this festival is provided through grant support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and ArtsBuild.
For more information or any questions, contact Liza Blair at llb@cdmfun.org or (423) 648-6069.
*Scheduled times and appearing artists subject to change due to availability of artists.